Doane defeats Dordt 73-59
HOW IT HAPPENED
Doane College never trailed and earned a 14 point win over the Dordt Defenders on Saturday afternoon in Crete, Nebraska.
Dordt rallied from a 10-0 deficit to cut the gap to 10-9 on a Kenzie Bousema basket with 4:15 left in the first quarter. The hosts pushed the difference back to 21-13 by the end of the first quarter. The Tigers then outscored Dordt 16-8 in the second quarter and took a 37-21 halftime lead.
The Defenders started the second half with a 14-3 run and trimmed the deficit to 40-35 on a Paige Engbers basket with 5:30 left in the third quarter. Kenzie Bousema made it a four point difference at 41-37 but that’s as close as Dordt got in the quarter before the Tigers settled for a 55-47 quarter break advantage.
Dordt rallied one more time in the fourth quarter as Bousema again capped the run with a lay up to make it 60-55 with 6:15 remaining in the game. The lead grew back to 67-57 with 2:36 left and Drodt was never closer than eight again before losing 73-59.
Dordt was 21-58 from the floor and 4-17 on three-point shots and converted 13-19 free throws.
Doane was 25-57 from the field and 7-15 from the arc and made 16-25 free throws.
Dordt had a slight 39-38 rebounding advantage.
Kenzie Bousema had 22 points and eight rebounds.
Kim Kroeze had 18 points and seven rebounds.
Alissa Pollema scored eight and had six rebounds with four steals.
Doane was topped by McKenna Dodd with 24 points and six rebounds and Allie Satterly ended with 15 points after scoring 13 in the first half.
Dordt is 5-7 this season with an 0-6 GPAC mark while Doane is 8-6 and 3-3.
Dordt will host Concordia on Friday, December 16.
Doane def. Dordt 73-59
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Concordia def. Northwestern 91-44
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COACH AMBER SORENSON SAID
“Paige Engbers stepped up for us in the second half and guarded 42 (Allie Satterly) at the five position and Annie Rhinesmith locked in doubling down on her and that was our plan right away and they weren’t able to kick it out quite as fast and look for their shooters. Overall I’m very proud of our girls and their performance in the third quarter. That has been a real struggle for us this season and for that to be our quarter is really impressive for them. Kenzie has been doing really well in practice on being more controlled so for her to come out and have a good game like this is a good confidence booster for her.”